Desiree’s original stories tend to deep dive into the harsh realities of life, while still managing to leave you with a nugget of hope. She also has a deep seated love of fantastical premises that spawn out of the mundane.
Desiree is developing several narrative projects with the goal of exploring the human condition through the female lens, while simultaneously stretching the imagination through a sense of heightened reality.
AN INVITATION TO TEA
Desiree’s directorial debut comes in the form of a magical realist short film about a disheartened millennial who is encouraged to reconnect to the stories of her youth when she returns to her childhood home after the death of her grandfather. The script (which Desiree also wrote) was selected as one of 5 recipients of the inaugural Inwood Art Works Filmmakers Grant in 2019. An Invitation to Tea also received the Audience Choice Award when it premiered at the Charlotte Film Festival 2020, as well as Awards of Excellence in the Female Filmaker, Best Female Lead, and Best Short categories in the Accolade Global Film Competition.
Desiree’s next directorial endeavor comes in the form of the socially relevant and controversial short film, ANNE. Summary: Two actresses, a white Jewish actress and a Black actress, have made it to the final callbacks for the role of a lifetime: to play Anne Frank in an upcoming Broadway revival. But as the topic of color-blind casting makes its way into the audition room, the controversial question emerges: who is best suited to portray Anne Frank?
Written by: Adi Eshman
“Laverne & Shirley meets the Sopranos”: this award winning series created by Desiree Abeyta & Angelique Gray follow the high jinx of two sisters who unintentionally get employed by the Mob.
Written by: Angelique Gray & Desiree Abeyta.
Directed by: Chris Crutchfield.
Edited by: Desiree Abeyta
Short Concept Teaser for “Asphodel Drive”: A psychological fantasy thriller about the fears of pending motherhood when you are someone who deals often with depression – if depression was literally a monster of Horror/Fantasy lore.
Asphodel Teaser from Triple Click Productions on Vimeo.